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Rebecca Jarvis Named Co-Host of ‘CBS This Morning: Saturday’

The Saturday edition of CBS’s morning show will take the name of the Monday-Friday editions: “CBS This Morning. And today, Rebecca Jarvis was named co-host of the show. Jarvis, who has been filling in on Saturdays for the last year, joined CBS in April 2010 as news anchor for “The Early Show on Saturday” as well as Business and Economics Correspondent. She’ll continue as the business reporter for the network and contribute to the weekday “CBS This Morning.”

The network will also bring in rotating co-hosts alongside Jarvis until a permanent replacement is named for Russ Mitchell, who left CBS News for a local news anchor job in Cleveland. Mitchell starts his new job at WKYC on Monday.

ABC, CBS, NBC Back on the Air With Closing Bell Special Reports

Just two days after the big three broadcast networks all broke in with special reports at the close of trading, all three were back on the air this afternoon shortly after 4 p.m., watching the market sell off another 500 points. 

Diane Sawyer anchored for ABC. She was joined by business correspondent Bianna Golodryga. CBS’s special report was anchored by Scott Pelley, who talked with business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis. Brian Williams, joined by CNBC’s Sue Herrera, was on the air for NBC.

As Unemployment Rate Ticks up to 9.2 Percent, CBS ‘Early Show’ Plans Jobs Summit

After today’s underwhelming employment news (18,000 jobs created in June; unemployment rate up to 9.2%) tomorrow’s CBS “Early Show” will host a jobs summit. CBS News Business and Economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis hosts a group of unemployed workers asking experts for specific help in finding gainful employment.

Jarvis will be joined by John Challenger of outplacement consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas and Nicole Williams, Connection Director at LinkedIn.

The special job summit will be broadcast live on “The Early Show” Saturday from 7-9am.

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A Tale of Three Interviews: Michele Bachmann Edition

Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann has wasted no time making the TV news rounds since announcing her intention to seek the Republican Presidential nomination.

Bachmann appeared on all three network morning shows, with each interview having an identity all its own.

On NBC’s “Today,” Bachmann talked to Matt Lauer about repealing the healthcare legislation passed by President Obama, as well as cutting back on spending:

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Contrast that with her appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” which saw George Stephanopoulos arguing with her about whether the founding fathers “worked tirelessly” to abandon slavery, and whether John Quincy Adams was in fact a founding father:
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CBS News Slates Republican Town Hall

Following up on its town hall debate on the economy with President Obama last week, CBS News has scheduled a town hall with Republican leaders for Monday, June 13. Once again the moderators will be “Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill and “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer, along with Rebecca Jarvis.

The guests will include two U.S. Senators in Tom Coburn (Okla.) and Jeff Sessions (Ala.), two Representatives in Paul Ryan (Wis.) and Allen West (Fla.), and Governor Nikki Haley (S.C.).

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Bob Schieffer, Erica Hill Host CBS News Town Hall with President Obama May 11

CBS News will broadcast a town hall with President Obama the morning of Wednesday, May 11. The town hall will be held at the Newseum in Washington DC, and will be moderated by “Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill and “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer.

A live audience will ask questions focusing on the economy, with CBS News Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis facilitating questions.

The town hall will be broadcast during the 8 AM hour of the “Early Show,” the following day, May 12, with excerpts appearing the evening of May 11 on the “CBS Evening News” and “Face the Nation” the following Sunday. In addition, the entire event will be streamed unedited on CBS News’ YouTube page and on CBSNews.com.

Update: CBS will host a town hall about the economy with leading Republicans, next month.

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Barbara Fedida out at CBS News

As part of the management changes at CBS News, TVNewser has learned the division’s VP of talent and development, Barbara Fedida is leaving the network.

Fedida was brought to CBS News from ABC News in 2006 by then-News president Sean McManus. Today is also McManus’ final day with the news division as he moves solely to CBS Sports where he will be chairman.

Fedida began her career at ABC News in 1989 as a production associate for “Peter Jennings Reporting.” She remained with ABC for 17 years where she held positions including talent recruitment and development director, director of Standards and Practices and as a producer for several ABC News programs including “Day One,” and “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.”

At CBS Fedida recruited talent including correspondents Terry McCarthy and Nancy Cordes from ABC, Erica HillSeth Doane and Elaine Quijano from CNN, Rebecca Jarvis from CNBC, “Early Show” weatherperson Marysol Castro, also from ABC and Dr. Jennifer Ashton from Fox News.

Harry Smith’s Very Busy Wednesday

Outgoing “Early Show” anchor Harry Smith had a very busy day yesterday. At 7 AM, Smith was in his usual seat behind the desk at “The Early Show,” joined by guest co-anchor Rebecca Jarvis.

Nearly 12 hours later, at 6:30 PM, he was in the chair normally filled by Katie Couric at the “CBS Evening News.”

The top story on both newscasts was the aftermath of the blizzard that struck the Northeastern U.S.

Smith had the good sense to change ties in between the newscasts.

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NFL Today Host James Brown to co-anchor ‘The Early Show’ this Saturday

TVNewser has learned CBS Sports “NFL Today” anchor James Brown will be filling in on “The Early Show” this Saturday alongside Rebecca Jarvis. This is a step outside the friendly sports confines for Brown, who hosts CBS Sports’ NFL Pregame show. Jarvis, who joined CBS News earlier this year from CNBC, is the news anchor on the Saturday edition as well as business and economics correspondent for the network.

“The Early Show” Saturday will be looking for fill-ins until a new anchor team is named. The current team of Erica Hill and Chris Wragge will be moving to weekdays beginning January 3.

In 2007, Brown was considered a candidate for the co-anchor job which eventually went o Wragge.

‘Early Show’ EP on Gulf Coverage and ‘The Best Job in Television with the Worst Hours Ever’

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Today marks the 50th day since the BP oil leak began in the Gulf of Mexico, and CBS’s Harry Smith anchored “The Early Show” from Grand Isle, Louisiana. “We’ve been covering it,” executive producer David Friedman told TVNewser, “But when you put an anchor there, it makes it feel more important to people.”

For Monday’s broadcast, Weather anchor Dave Price as well as contributing doctors Jennifer Ashton and Deb Turner Bell were dispatched to the region.

“This was a story we spent so much time covering and we felt like day 50 was something that we should be there for,” Friedman said, explaining that plans had been put into motion over the weekend with Smith flying out after Monday’s show. CBS announced Monday that the network’s evening and morning shows would be anchored from the region weekly. “Our feeling is that the story is such a big story, everyone is watching and caring about it, as they should, and we felt like we’re going to give it as much attention as possible.”

Friedman says he’s been working closely with “Evening News” EP Rick Kaplan to coordinate, but admits that the morning show format “does present some challenges.”

“The difference is– in evening news, it’s a little bit easier to cover your broadcast: it’s only 30 minutes and most of the broadcast is designated to that coverage,” Friedman explains. “With the morning shows, they’re two hours long. And you start with oil and end with cooking. It’s a weird thing. You have Harry Smith in the Gulf, but then you still have to do the lifestyle, fitness, cooking segments. And yes, you have Harry in a place where he’s out of pocket for those, but we have the people to cover us. ”

CBS named Friedman EP late last year, and he started in January, going from producing Lady Gaga performances and NBC’s New Years Eve broadcast to producing CBS’ morning coverage of the earthquake in Haiti just a few weeks later.

We chatted with the new boss about how “The Early Show” is changing and his transition to what he calls “the best job in television with the worst hours ever.” Read our Q&A after the jump.

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